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The recent IBM judgment provides a reminder to employers to stick to their core values or face potential claims that they have breached the implied duty of trust and confidence.
Shoosmiths’ Edinburgh team has capped recent successes with a win for the private client team at the Scottish Legal Awards 2014.
Shoosmiths’ Kath Livingston, who joined 36,000 others pounding the streets in the London Marathon on Sunday, ponders whether litigation is a marathon or a sprint.
The Court of Appeal has found in favour of a business tenant and decided that a periodic tenancy had not been created in the intervening period.
Careful drafting is usually required for restrictive covenants to be enforceable, although Prophet plc v Huggett provides the exception to the rule.
The Court of Appeal has overturned an earlier decision and ruled that the formal requirements of a break clause must be followed precisely in order to determine a lease.
Two high-profile cases have provided further guidance for parties who wish to rely on or challenge contractual ‘liquidated damages’ clauses.
The 6 April is a day for change for employers because it is one of the government’s two annual ‘common commencement dates’.
When things go wrong, it is important to be aware of the contracts and terms and conditions you have agreed in the past.
The EAT has confirmed that where an employer consistently makes enhanced redundancy payments, such action could give rise to an implied contractual entitlement.
The Civil Procedure (Amendment) Rules 2014 have been published, along with the making document, which details the amendments to various practice directions.
After Mr Durkin’s 16-year-long battle, the Supreme Court has ruled that he validly rescinded his credit agreement. This article looks at the implications for the decision.
Shoosmiths looks at the different laws governing the various aspects of international arbitration.
Shoosmiths’ Edinburgh team has been named ‘Private Client Team of the Year’ at the Scottish Legal Awards 2014.
Recent decisions have highlighted a couple of key themes that employers would be well advised to consider when dealing with their disabled employees.
The recent Supreme Court case of Coventry and others v Lawrence and another should be welcomed by developers.
Directors take care: new guidelines to help interpret two of the Companies Act statutory duties of directors
We now have recent guidelines to help interpret two of the Companies Act statutory duties of directors.
A purchaser who obtains part of a propertyt hat has the benefit of a right of way must assume the burden of contribution to that right of way.
Shoosmiths has hired Kenny Scott, who has expertise and specific experience of advising clients in a number of sectors.
The Court of Appeal has upheld a decision of the High Court to deprive a successful party of its costs on the grounds that it had not responded to an invitation to mediate.